Mavis Berry, in her new chair won in a Meals On Wheel competition, with manager of Grafton Meals On Wheels Rhonda Raven.
Mavis Berry, in her new chair won in a Meals On Wheel competition, with manager of Grafton Meals On Wheels Rhonda Raven. Adam Hourigan

Mavis's wish for new chair granted

GRAFTON resident Mavis Berry recently had her wish granted by Meals on Wheels and it was not just a hot dinner.

Meals on Wheels Grafton entered Mrs Berry in a competition the organisation is running with the Commonwealth Bank to grant elderly people's wishes across NSW.

Mrs Berry's wish was a new electronic leather chair that would enable her to sit up and down more easily, and hers was one of the first wishes granted.

Mrs Berry was suitably impressed with her new acquisition.

"It is very good to sleep in, it is a lot more comfortable and it makes my life so much easier," said Mrs Berry.

"It's a very good chair."

Mrs Berry said Meals on Wheels volunteers do great work in the community and really help her out.

"I would never be able to cook anything these days; they're a great help," she said.

 

MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels started in Britain during the Second World War.

The organisation started up in Australia in 1952 and is celebrating its 60th birthday this year.

The meals were originally delivered by a lady on a tricycle, but when it became too much for her to handle, the Red Cross stepped in.

The first Meals on Wheels dinners cost two shillings, or 20 cents in today's money.



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